Today (27th), the police summoned Kim Man-bae, the largest shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu, as a witness to investigate. As it has been five months since the internal investigation was initiated after receiving a notification from the financial authorities that there was a suspicious flow of funds inside Hwacheon Daewoo, there are also criticisms of a 'procrastination investigation'.

Correspondent Lee Hyun-jung.


Kim Man-bae, a former reporter who is a major shareholder of Hwacheon Daeyu, is scheduled to attend the Yongsan Police Station today as a witness.

Earlier, Hwacheon Daewoo CEO Lee Seong-moon was also investigated by the police.

Kim is considered a key figure in Hwacheon Daewoo's 'Daejang-dong development suspicion', and according to the audit report, he borrowed 47.3 billion won from the company as a long-term loan until last year.

It was announced that CEO Lee also borrowed 1.2 billion won.

They claim that they are "only borrowing funds from corporations," but the police will investigate whether there are any suspicions of embezzlement or breach of trust through investigations into how the funds were withdrawn and where they were used.

In April, the police received criticism from the Financial Intelligence Service of the Financial Services Commission for not conducting an investigation after being informed of the suspicious flow of funds inside Hwacheon Daeyu, which was criticized as a 'procrastination investigation'.

Only after the related allegations began to pour in this month and social attention was focused, we conducted an investigation as a reference for key officials and expanded the investigative personnel specializing in tracing funds.

In the midst of this, the prosecution case against Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung, who promoted the Daejang-dong project, was conducted by the Ministry of Air Transport, while the prosecution case against Kim Ki-hyun, floor leader of the People's Power who raised suspicions of preferential treatment, and Kwon Soon-il, a former Supreme Court adviser in charge of Hwacheon Daeyu, were each conducted by the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. There is.